Cream was one of rock's first supergroups, pulling together guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. Baker and Bruce had played together in Alexis Korner's Blues Inc. and the Graham Bond Organization; Clapton and Bruce were in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, after the former left the Yardbirds. The group released only a handful of albums before they split up due to tension between Bruce and Baker. But their thunderous trio approach to electric blues influenced everyone from the Jimi Hendrix Experience to Led Zeppelin. After they broke up, Clapton and Baker formed Blind Faith.

Top 10 Eric Clapton Guitar Solos
Eric Clapton’s guitar skills have been so revered that “Clapton is God” was once spray-painted on a wall in London. In tribute to his holiness – the lord of the Les Paul, the sultan of the SG, the sovereign of the Stratocaster – we offer this t…
Ginger Baker – August 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays
Best known as drummer for Cream and Blind Faith -- and for sporting a less surly mug in his early days -- Ginger Baker celebrates his 73rd birthday on Aug. 19.
Since disbanding from Eric Clapton's company in 1969, the boy from South London moved on to form and join other groups, including: Ginge…

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